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Top tips for renting a car in Gran Canaria

  • The sunny Spanish island of Gran Canaria is great to explore on four wheels, as roads, including those in the mountains, tend to be well looked after. Whilst you might fancy opting for a 4X4 to help conquer the steep terrain in the more central parts of the island, a two-wheel-drive will suffice too, as long as you stick to the roads. You might want to go for a convertible so you can drive around the coastline with the wind in your hair.
  • It’s important to adhere to the rules of the road when you’re driving in Gran Canaria, as discrepancies are treated seriously. Using a mobile phone whilst in control of your car hire is strictly forbidden, even if you are at a traffic light. You may also be pulled up randomly for a breath test, so be sure that you haven’t drunk alcohol prior to driving, as anything over 0.5mg per ml of blood is considered breaking the law. For those that have had a license for less than two years, the limit is 0.1 mg of alcohol. You must also always use your seat belt, and children under 12 are not allowed to travel in the front seat unless they are taller than 150 cm.
  • If you want to reduce the cost of your car hire and also have a positive impact on the environment, then you can look to hire a hybrid in Gran Canaria. Not only will this mean that you spend less money on petrol as it is run on a combination of petrol and electricity, but you will also be emitting fewer greenhouse gases and therefore helping the surroundings of this beautiful island. You will find lots of petrol throughout the island, and electric charging points are also quite frequent in the capital, Las Palmas.
  • Book your rental car in Gran Canaria at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about renting a car in Gran Canaria

  • Should I rent a car in Gran Canaria?

    You should hire a car in Gran Canaria, as it gives you great flexibility to explore the island. You won't have to wait for alternative modes of transport such as buses, which can be slower, or taxis, which tend to be more expensive if you’re using them regularly. For example, you can drive directly to stunning locations such as Pico de las Nieves, which is a mountain peak in the centre of the island that offers panoramic views. Getting to this destination via an alternative method of transport will often be less convenient than driving in your hire car.

  • What is driving like in Gran Canaria?

    Driving in Gran Canaria is different to driving in the United Kingdom, primarily because you are required to drive on the right side of the road. The steering wheels are also on the less familiar left side of the car, so it may take you a bit of time to get used to driving on the island. You must also make sure you stick to the speed limits when hiring your car in Gran Canaria. These are quite similar to the limits in the UK, with motorways having a maximum speed of 120kph (75mph) and urban areas having a limit of 50km/h (31mph). Another similarity to the UK is that you cannot park on white or yellow lines. If the line is blue, then it is a pay-and-display area for parking.

  • How old do you have to be to rent a car in Gran Canaria?

    Make sure you are old enough to hire a car in Gran Canaria, as different agencies often have different age limits. For example, some companies make the limit 18 while others make it 21. It's also likely that there will only be a limited range of cars available for you to choose from if you are under a certain age. Surcharges are also common for companies hiring cars to younger adults.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Gran Canaria?

    Mini (Fiat 500C or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Gran Canaria.

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Gran Canaria?

    Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

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